Weekly Inspiration
  • “Make the mental image. Make it clear, distinct, perfect; hold it firmly; the ways and means will develop; supply will follow the demand; you will be led to do the right thing at the right time and in the right way. Earnest Desire will bring about Confident Expectation, and this in turn must be reinforced by Firm Demand.” – Charles Haanel

1: Imagine dining at an expensive restaurant.   “Everything is delivered perfectly, cleared perfectly, decanted perfectly,” writes Danny Meyer in Setting the Table: The Transforming Power…

Today, most discussions about poverty involve who is to blame for it, observes Steven Pinker in Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.  This…

“People do not decide their future; they decide their habits and their habits decide their future,” says leadership guru John Maxwell. To experience better…

“Some people say work is hell,” writes Fred Kofman in his brilliant book Conscious Business: How to Build Value through Values. “I claim that work…

1: As a kid growing up, what were the best toys? Someone else’s toys! 2: Who’s happier? Lottery winners or paraplegics? Trick question. The answer is…

“A Winner’s Blueprint for Achievement: BELIEVE while others are doubting. PLAN while others are playing. STUDY while others are sleeping. DECIDE while others are…

Learning to become a great storyteller translates into business success.   Great stories share common elements: challenge, struggle, and resolution. And the story’s hero is…

One day early in his career, Peter Guber, the young studio head at Columbia Pictures, was talking with Jack Warner, the legendary founder and…

Turns out ancient wisdom and practical science are more alike than we might realize. Both Aristotle and Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, agree…

When Google went public in August of 2004, Google co-founder Sergey Brin wrote a letter in the prospectus for potential investors: “Our employees, who have…

How can we remember to prime ourselves to be more present throughout our day? Yesterday we looked at one strategy: pay attention to beginning…

“You already have permission. Just saying. You have permission to create, to speak up, and stand up. You have permission to be generous, to…

We recently looked at what makes great teams great. Great teams are committed. Commitment is created by starting with purpose. Which begins with intention. Not expectation. “Inside…

“What I have achieved by industry and practice, anyone else with tolerable natural gift and ability can also achieve.”― Johann Sebastian Bach

Getting up an hour earlier will change your life, says Hal Elrod, author of The Miracle Morning. That’s been my experience. No BS. Big thank you,…

The numbers aren’t great. Obesity is a national epidemic. Rates of depression are at an all-time high. More than 50 percent of marriages end…

I lost my cool yesterday.  True story.  Those who know me know that isn’t my “go to.”   Being overtired plus my perception of a lack…

In Darren Hardy’s terrific book The Compound Effect, he shares a story about a time when as a young man he attended a seminar…

In Stephen Covey’s book The Speed of Trust, he recounts something a client once told him: “Look Stephen, you need to understand something. Either…

Aristotle tells us that to flourish as human beings we need targets. We need goals. This week we’re reviewing some of the key lessons…

Are we approaching life with zest or avoiding it? Is our real goal hoping to avoid challenge and failure? Put another way: do we…

Yesterday, we talked about Rule #1 from Brian Johnson’s Optimize Program: Expect challenges. Brian tells us that when life knocks us down, our goal…